December 30, 2006

Care for the womenfolk!

Filed under: Life as I know it — Celia Rexselin @ 1:58 pm

I have been wanting to write this post for quite sometime. The blogosphere is filled with humor, reviews on movies, cricket and recipes etc. But not much has been said about personal care or women health. This post is about that.

2006 began on an eventful note with my pastor’s wife been diagnosed with breast cancer. We as youngsters, watched her chemotherapy treatment with horror. I should say that its a miracle, that she was able to tolerate that and get rid of that disease successfully. But I should also say all are not that successful. One of my aunts, a distant relative is also diagnosed with breast cancer (she being in her early 40s) and doctors dont have much hope.

My mother used to say that some people are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer. Like heredity, not nursing kids, getting injuries on the breast etc.. While these may be partly true, there are so many other factors that we have to note. Some of my cousins had come home recently and I was alarmed at their ignorance in breast care. If you think, you dont know, please read the below points. If you do know of a few more points, please care to drop in at the comments box. This might help some.

Your choice of lingerie:

1) Please choose the right size whenever you choose a bra. Never ever go in for a smaller size.

2) If you live in a tropical climate, cotton bodices are the best choice. They are easy on your skin and absorb sweat. Synthetic ones with elastic will look good but they may not be liked by your skin.

3) Please note that this clothing is a choice made by our culture and for the purposes of supporting. Your breasts won’t sag if you do not wear them 24/7 hours. Breasts are held by your pectoral muscles and not by this item of clothing. Wearing it all the time will only hinder blood circulation. Do not wear it while sleeping. Best is to wear it only when neccessary.

4) Trust your skin to find out whether you are wearing the right size. Check for elastic impressions on your shoulders and chest. If you think that it is not good, it is definitely not good.

5) It is always good to do self examination once in a while. While this may not be necessary when you are in your teens and twenties, it is definitely a must after your thirties. Check out for lumps and if you have doubts, do make it a point to tell it to your doctor. Never ever feel shy about this.

6) There are times when we might feel a swollen pain or a feeling of tenderness. No need to panic on that. This happens mostly before your cycle and hence will go off once you start your periods.

7) If you are in doubt about anything, please make it a point to tell it to your close relatives. Also, if you think any of your close relatives are suffering, do take them to a good gynaecologist. Breast cancer, if diagnosed early is easy to treat and curable. Please do help your body when it starts showing symptoms. Never wait till it crys.

Hope this helped!!



  1. Happy New Year Doctor!

    Comment by Nanyaar? — December 30, 2006 @ 10:26 pm | Reply

  2. 🙂 My mom’s well! Thank god!

    Comment by Nandu — December 31, 2006 @ 1:03 pm | Reply

  3. Thanks for the visiting.

    Wish you a very happy, cherubic, grt8 moments ahead.

    “Get What you want” 🙂

    Comment by Adiya — December 31, 2006 @ 3:15 pm | Reply

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  5. Happy New Year!!!

    Comment by Syam — January 4, 2007 @ 7:29 pm | Reply

  6. Very thoughtful of you.

    Comment by alexmthomas — January 6, 2007 @ 2:21 pm | Reply

  7. @toall – Wish you a very happy new year 🙂

    @nanyaar – What to do!! Someone has to say it na?

    @nandu – 😀

    @adiya, syam, alex – Thanks!!

    @gilli – Nejama, expect pannala!! Thank you.

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